Rick Anderson brings decades of senior-level experience in business and government to Earnscliffe, with a focus on providing strategic advice and counsel on corporate strategy and public issues management.
Rick works with senior executives in the world’s largest and most successful organizations, as well as assisting early-stage and high-growth entrepreneurs. He has deep experience working with C-Suite leaders, and familiarity with public policy, governance, political and regulatory affairs, mergers and acquisitions, and communications and marketing.
Prior to joining Earnscliffe, Rick spent fifteen years in Canada, the US and the UK with a foremost strategic communications firm and ran his own professional consulting practice. He currently divides his time between Vancouver and Ottawa, working out of Earnscliffe’s offices in both cities.
Highly active in politics and public affairs commentary throughout his life, Rick has served in senior advisory positions to prime ministers, party leaders and leadership candidates. He is a frequent political affairs commentator on Canada’s leading news organizations.
Rick has also served as a member of several boards of directors, including directorships of the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA), Manning Centre for Building Democracy, Ottawa Centre for Research and Innovation (OCRI), and the Federation of Mutual Fund Dealers. He is a co-owner of NationalNewswatch.com, a member of the C.D. Howe Institute’s Energy Policy Council, and member of the Public Policy Forum’s Canadian Commission on Democratic Expression.